India’s Ayodhya site: Masses gather as Hindu-Muslim dispute simmers


Source: BBC News

Tens of thousands of Hindus, including monks and right-wing activists, are descending on the flashpoint Indian religious site of Ayodhya.

The northern city has been a key point of tension between Hindus and Muslims.

In the past few months, there have been renewed calls to build a temple on the spot, where a 16th Century mosque was demolished by Hindu mobs in 1992.

The BBC explains why the holy site is back in the news:

Why are people gathering in Ayodhya?

Between 100,000 and 200,000 Hindus are expected to gather at Ayodhya on Sunday, demanding that a Hindu temple be built where the 16th Century Babri mosque once stood.

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